The Roman Army at War, 100 BC - AD 200

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Goldsworthy examines how the Roman army operated on campaign and in battle. He compares the army's organization and strategic doctrine with those of its chief opponents and explores in detail the reality of battle: tactics, weaponry, leadership, and, most of all, the important issue of morale.
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Overview


Goldsworthy examines how the Roman army operated on campaign and in battle. He compares the army's organization and strategic doctrine with those of its chief opponents and explores in detail the reality of battle: tactics, weaponry, leadership, and, most of all, the important issue of morale.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198150572
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/7/1996
  • Series: Oxford Classical Monographs Series
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Maps and Tables
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 The Organization of the Roman Army 12
Unit Organization: The Theory and Practiceä 13
The Significance of Unit Organization 33
2 The Opposition 39
The Germans 42
The Gauls 53
The Parthians 60
Native Traditions and Auxiliary Recruitment 68
3 The Campaign 76
The Suppression of Insurrection 79
Punitive Action 95
Wars of Conquest 100
The Order of March 105
The Marching Camp 111
4 The General's Battle 116
The General and his Staff 121
Reconnaissance and Intelligence 125
Deployment and Forming a Line of Battle 131
Ceremony and Theatre 145
The Giving of Battle 149
Defeat and Disaster 163
Victory 166
5 The Unit's Battle 171
Formations 176
Skirmishing and Missile Exchange 183
Close-Order Infantry against Close-Order Infantry 191
Cavalry against Infantry 228
Cavalry against Cavalry 235
6 The Individual's Battle 248
Part 1. Motivating the Roman Soldier 250
Part 2. Bravery and Bravado 264
General Conclusions 283
Logistics 287
Bibliography 297
Index 307
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